Yam Masiyal is an excellent south Indian curry preparation made combining boiled and mashy yam (elephant yam) with boiled tur dal seasoned with spices, fresh herbs, fresh grated coconut and drizzle of lemon juice giving an amazing tang to the dish.
The tempering in done in coconut oil which enhances the flavor and gives a unique taste.Yam Masiyal known for its mashyness is cooked along with boiled toovar dal. It has the flavor of coconut oil and lemon. Masiyal actually means boiled and smashed, hence the vegetable and the dal are cooked first, mashed well and then tempered with aromatic seasonings.
Elephant yam is a very popular edible tuber that is consumed in most tropical regions. The yam vegetable is quite huge in size and looks very similar to an elephant’s foot hence the name elephant yam. Vah! Sounds funny but many consider it this way.
Yam is used in making fries, curries and in stew. In southern India there is popular dish namely Kandagadda pulusu which is yam cooked in tangy spicy tamarind gravy. Yam is very high in carbs and also good source of proteins and certain vitamins. It is nutritious to eat yam for its antioxidants.
Yam is considered as a natural cure for constipation. It also has high concentration of few key minerals that includes potassium, magnesiuim and phosphorous. Consumption of starchy vegetable in moderate is good for health and help in maintaining a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Overall elephant yam has a unique nutritional profile and offers a number of significant health benefits. Do try this Yam Masiyal recipe; I am sure you will love to prepare it again and again. To try more mouth-watering and scrumptious dishes of your choice, do click on: www.vahrehvah.com
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